When it comes to exercise and keeping healthy, it can be tough to find the time, let alone the motivation. Gym memberships are all well and good, but if you are like me, it is increasingly easy to talk yourself out of actually going. Instead of battling that inner-procrastinator, or trying to justify the latest fad, consider a workout that works for you. We are all busy, so exercises on-the-go are a great way to transform your health routine.
Mobile equipment is crucial
When you think about exercise on-the-go, it doesn’t mean lugging a treadmill with you on your travels. Exercise equipment has come a long way in recent times. New and old pieces alike will fit in even the smallest carry-on bag. The power band is a mobile and amazingly versatile piece of equipment which can offer a multitude of exercises. You can use a power band to get a full body workout in the comfort of your home, hotel room or even in the local park.
Resistance based training has so many benefits for your health and will certainly help you achieve your goals. Power bands offer resistance based training for the everyday individual. Squats, lunges, bicep curls and many more, power bands really are the all-round exercise equipment on-the-go.
Use what is around you
If you are looking for way to increase your exercise on-the-go, then look no further than your local park or even home! Most local councils have installed what looks like adult playground equipment in most parks, and adult playground equipment isn’t that far off. It is actually exercise equipment designed to encourage people to get fit, the lost cost way. They offer great exercises like core strength, body weight exercises such as chin ups and many more.
Instead of having to go down to the local gym or join a group regime, you can simply add some exercises to an afternoon walk or morning run. Make the most of your time and build in some targeted exercise days during the week. These types of local equipment are great for on-the-go exercises which can be done quickly and frequently.
Make your routine work for you
As life gets busy, we often forget to take care of ourselves. Indulging in your favourite show, or cooking a nice meal are great ways to reward yourself. However, instead of just doing things for the sake of it, look for ways to incorporate exercises into those activities as well to keep the routine on track. Instead of sitting on the couch to watch your show, grab a yoga mat and do some floor work.
Ab bridges, glute bridges or crunches are all excellent ways to get an extra burn while you enjoy your show. When you are cooking that lovely meal, throw some body weight squats in between meal prep or try lunging when you need to get something from the fridge. Being more active in your life doesn’t have to mean a change in routine; instead it might be something as simple as adding to the existing routine.
Away from work doesn’t mean away from ‘work’
If you travel a lot for work, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fitness goals. A great way to keep up your exercises while you are on-the-go is utilising the hotel pool. Most hotel pools offer a great chance to work in some laps. A great cardiovascular workout, swimming can really change the workouts you are doing whilst working in with your lifestyle.
Alternatively, you can pack for the work trip by bringing some resistance bands with you. Whether you want to get through some pushups, squats, shoulder work or even an arm workout, resistance bands can serve many purposes while you relax in the hotel room.
Being on-the-go doesn’t have to mean you forfeit your health and fitness goals. Different equipment, facilities and initiatives can really help keep you active while you are on-the-go. Next time you are travelling, use this practical guide to burning those calories.